Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 27 Summer 2010 Contents “If it can be done in leather, we can source it, that’s our tagline.”
And if you need it thicker, smoother, a different colour or delivered
at 5am on a Saturday, that’s no problem. “Every year we travel the
world looking for new and different products. We want to translate
our passion for good, clever, clean design into marketable products.”
Josh, also a councillor with the Town of Vincent, enjoys
overseeing the supply chain from source to happy customer. “I love
the process,” he says. “We have upholstery leather that could end
up as a chair in someone’s house, or as wall panelling in a hotel in
South-East Asia. There’s always a strong connection between the
end-user and the product because it ends up in their home or office.”
Despite the widening of the business to Sydney and Melbourne,
with clients as far off as India, its cottage-industry roots remain.
“When I joined the business, the first call I made on the road was to
Vince Scalisi Fine Upholstery. The first call that my father made was
to Vince 30 years earlier when he was working out of his garage.
“Vince’s is still going. His son is in the business, his wife is on the
sewing machine and his daughter is in accounts.”
The strong focus on relationships isn’t all that’s at play there.
Something Josh established back in his student days has also been
realised. “I’m good at working with people, not for people,” he says.
“I was always going to be my own boss.”
Decor Design Centre, 346 William Street, Perth (08) 9328 1077,
decordesign.com.au. Decor Design Centre won WA Supplier of the Year at
the recent Furnishings Industry Association of Australia State awards.
“We travel the world looking for
new products. We want to translate
our passion for good, clever, clean
design into marketable products”
A Lipse Too chair adorned with
white croc cowhide, POA, from
the Capelli Collection.
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